Creating an action plan that breaks long-term goals into SMART short-term goals and tasks will greatly increase your likelihood of being successful.
|S||Specific||Goals should be focused and unambiguous. They should answer all the “W” questions: Who What, Where, When and Why?|
|M||Measurable||Quantify your tasks, How will you know when you are successful?|
|A||Attainable||Clearly separate what tasks you control, and those which rely on chance or help from others. Taking small but consistent steps will help you reach lofty goals.|
|R||Relevant||Do your research. Are you focusing on the most effective methods?|
|T||Time-Bound||Identify or set a deadline or time-frame for a particular task.|